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Yang, Rui – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Since the late nineteenth century, China, as a latecomer to modernization, has prioritized Western learning. The first modern university was created in China in 1895 to serve such a purpose with little linkage to China's rich indigenous cultural traditions. Modelled on European and North American experiences and operating in a Confucian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Institutional Mission, Higher Education
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Collins, Christopher S.; Bethke, Robert J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Central to this study is an exploration of the degree to which higher education is perceived as an individual and/or a collective value. Seminal literature supports the notion that colleges and universities are Western institutions. Throughout the Asia Pacific, higher education is expanding in a hybrid form in collectivist societies. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Educational Benefits
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Kwan, Becky Siu Chu – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This article examines the existing training that a group of supervisors in Hong Kong provide for their PhD students in helping them publish during their doctoral studies, and preparing them for the publishing demands in the early phase of their academic careers. The supervisors were interviewed about the types of training they provided for their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Interviews, Supervisors